India-US Relations: Progress Amidst Limited Convergence
Relations between India and the United States have improved significantly during the past decade. Growing defense trade and military exchanges, plus civilian commerce and sustained efforts to address each other’s concerns, have helped reduce mutual suspicions which date back to the Cold War. According to the author of this policy bief, however, the vast power differential between the two countries, their different geostrategic positions as well as diverging policy priorities will continue to allow for selective cooperation only. Therefore, India is bound to remain a gap in the US strategic pivot towards Asia.
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